The Child’s Body Is Weak, Has Decreased Appetite, And Is Drowsy After Recovering From Fever?
, I want to ask ,, my child is 22 months old after recovering from fever, vomiting accompanied by diarrhea why is it still weak now, I want to lie down, it’s hard to eat but I want to drink then
Complaints of weakness, decreased appetite, and tendencies to be drowsy in those who have just recovered after being sick are conditions that are quite common, this is because the body still needs a process to be able to recover like it was before illness. So Ibu Dinika does not need to worry about symptoms of weakness, appetite is not good, and tends to sleep-sleeping usually only lasts for a few days, but if the complaint has been more than 3 days, it has the following possibilities
Dehydration, a history of vomiting, diarrhea before causing the body to lose fluids, even though the diarrhea and vomiting have been treated, the body needs to replace the fluids that have been lost, that is why the child feels thirsty.
The source of the problem that causes diarrhea, fever, vomiting has not been handled completely, for example if the condition is caused by a bacterial infection, but it turns out that before the bacteria is completely eradicated, the drugs have been stopped. As a result, the remaining bacteria will reproduce and cause the person to be sick again.
The presence of other medical conditions also needs to be considered, such as typhus, paratyphoid, amebiasis (intestinal infection caused by parasites), etc.
However, the above conditions are just a possibility based on the information that you conveyed, to make sure the doctor needs to do an examination of his child directly first. So do not hesitate to take him to the pediatrician so that he can do a physical examination and also a question and answer session for the mother or the person who treats him, if necessary the doctor may recommend routine blood lab tests, electrolytes, stool.
As for some things you can try to do first to prevent the condition from getting worse are
If the child feels thirsty, give him a drink of water or you can also give ORS
For the time being avoid giving solid food, but give it in the form of porridge.
If the fever returns, give a warm compress as first aid to prevent a very high fever
This is the information that can be conveyed